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Lawmakers Encourage Allied Countries to Set Security Standards for International Tech Research

Heads of the State and Energy departments, OSTP, and others would contribute to their making.

NIST Turns to Technology in its Technical Investigation of the Florida Condo Collapse

Drones, 3D scanners, a data portal and more are supporting scientists in the disaster’s aftermath.

Lawmakers Look to Give NTIA More Cybersecurity Responsibilities

During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, witnesses drew attention to the absence of a permanent leader at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Lawmaker, Tech Companies Clash on Software Transparency Requirements

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has defined "critical software" in accordance with an executive order to institute procurement standards federal agencies must follow.    

U.S., EU Create Council to Consider and Coordinate Tech Standards

It could be a vessel to puzzle out new regulations, according to the Commerce secretary.

GSA’s Latest Blanket Purchase Agreement Benefits Climate Agency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a new way to procure mission critical IT.

GAO: Tech, Automation Improved Decennial Census Productivity

More than half of the Americans self-responded to the decennial census using the internet in 2020.

FDA Tells NIST Securing ‘Critical Software’ Extends Beyond Devices

Two federal agencies were among those who submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for shaping deliverables under a recent executive order.

DOD-NTIA Open 5G Challenge Could Lead to New Requirements

A Defense Department official said DOD’s 5G prototyping is also examining the benefits of hardware and software bills of materials to scrutinize the supply chain.

NIST Will Build on Existing Software Development Framework to Meet Executive Order

The agency also shared how it’s thinking about defining “critical software,” which is to be prioritized under the order.

As Space Junk Multiplies, Pentagon Is Stuck Tracking It for Civilians

Private industry is launching at a pace with which the military’s space-surveillance system can’t keep up. Now lawmakers say the Commerce Department’s fix is running late.

NIST Will Do Gap Analysis Before Creating Software Standards for Executive Order

The Government Accountability Office told lawmakers enforcement, through expanded reporting, of agencies’ supply chain security activity is “the thing that has to happen.”

3 Cabinet Secretaries on How Their Experiences Inform Their Leadership and Pandemic Response

Marcia Fudge, Jennifer Granholm and Gina Raimondo said they all had to staff up when they started running their agencies — but that it gave them a chance to diversify.

NIST Wants Help Assessing China’s Influence on Emerging Technology Standards

The agency wants insight into how the nation might engage in international standardization activities for artificial intelligence and quantum information science.

Commerce Watchdog Issues Alert on Major IT Modernization Project

In a management alert, the agency inspector general warned a 20-year, $341 million project is too focused on new technology instead of fixing business processes.